Glossary of Geographical terms
Far East. China, Korea and Japan. Some people
also include the countries from Burma to Indonesia and the Philippines and even
the countries of the Indian subcontinent. Used here according to its original
meaning. See also Near East, Middle
Middle East. "Formerly the countries
from Iran to Burma: now generally used of an area including the Arabic-speaking
countries around the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea and in the Arabian
Peninsula, along with Greece, Cyprus, Iran and the greater part of N.
Africa." (Chambers 20th Century Dictionary, 1983 edition). See also Near
East, Far East.
Near East. Regarded here as including Turkey,
Georgia, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan and Iraq. "Formerly, an area
including the Balkans and Turkey, and sometimes also the countries to the west
of Iran; now synonymous with Middle East."
(Chambers 20th Century Dictionary, 1983 edition). See also Far
New World. North and South
Old World. The Eastern
Hemisphere including Africa, Europe, Asia and Australasia.